Effects of Cranberry Extracts on Growth and Biofilm Production of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus species

  title={Effects of Cranberry Extracts on Growth and Biofilm Production of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus species},
  author={K. LaPlante and S. A. Sarkisian and Suzanne B Woodmansee and D. Rowley and N. Seeram},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  • K. LaPlante, S. A. Sarkisian, +2 authors N. Seeram
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Phytotherapy Research
  • Biofilm producing bacteria such as Staphylococcus species and Escherichia coli are the most common cause of catheter related urinary tract infections (UTIs). The American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is utilized widely as a prophylaxis for UTIs due to its prevention of microbial adhesion. Cranberry contains proanthocyanidins (PACs), which have been implicated as active constituents responsible for its bacterial antiadhesive properties. Despite overwhelming data supporting cranberry's… CONTINUE READING
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